JA Snow Funeral Home

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Enid Clair Yhap

June 21, 1923March 16, 2020

Enid Clair Yhap It is with deep sadness but an overwhelming sense of gratitude that we announce the death of our beloved mother on 16th March, 2020 at the Halifax Infirmary. She was born at home on 21st June 1923 in Guyana, South America, the fourth of six children to Samuel and Sarah (Ho) Loquan. Home was a happy and loving place in a nurturing environment and she carried this to her own home after her marriage in September 1946 to our Dad, Clement. Prior to this Mum attended St. Philip’s Primary School and Bishop’s High School. She later taught Math at the Charlestown and Ursuline Convent Schools and Bishop’s High School in Georgetown and was still in contact with some of her students.

The family emigrated to Canada in 1971 and lived in Middleton for one year before moving to Truro where she worked at Crossley Karastan for over 8 years in the Accounts Dept. She was an active member of the CWL and the Immaculate Conception Church in Truro. After our Dad's illness in 1993, they moved to Halifax and she was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Canadian Martyrs Parish, now Good Shepherd Parish.

Mum was a homebody and enjoyed cooking, baking, decorating cakes, ceramics and crafts. Her favourite hobby, though, was embroidery. Mum had a gentle soul and was a true lady with strong faith. It has been our privilege to have been able to care for her at home over the last few years. She is survived by her children Peggy, Brian and Ronald, Halifax and Christine (Kevin) Tory, Sackville, NB, her sister Joyce Sue-Ping, Toronto and sister-in-law Sylvia Loquan, Waterloo, ON. She is predeceased by her parents, Clement her husband of 61 years, infant son Peter Michael, sisters Irene, Ivy, Stella, brother Ted, nephews Roddy and Paul, great niece Vicki and great nephew Liam.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Judy Mader, family doctor, for many years of care, to Amanda Tinning, Nurse Practitioner, for looking after her at home over the last 18 months, to VON and the staff of 4.2 for all the care received. Many thanks also to Jenn Greene for providing hair dressing services at home and to Elizabeth Mills for home blood collection. Thank you, too, to our many friends who have supported us in body and soul over the years.

In keeping with preventive measures with regard to COVID 19, there will be no visitation and a private family service will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Thursday 19th March with Fr. Owen Connolly officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity of your choice. On line condolences may be made at jasnowfuneralhome.com



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Philip London

March 26, 2020

Peggy, Brian, Ronnie, Christine: Sincere condolences from the Londons (Lucille, Dennis, Michael, Morty, Sandra and Jennifer). May she Rest in Peace.

Maggie Levy

March 24, 2020

Dear Peggy:

Please accept my warm sympathy on the loss of your mother. I attended St. Rose’s High School between 1954 - 1961 and I do believe your mum taught Math around that time. She and your dad, Clement were good friends with my parents, Vernon and Evelyn Man-Son-Hing; and he was godfather for my sister, Carol.

May she Rest In Peace and in the Eternal Light and may God comfort you, your siblings and your families at this sad time.

Keep well and safe as we grapple with this pandemic.

In Serviam

Tahairoon Ali

March 23, 2020

Peggy and Family,
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom.
Tahairoon & Ashmead Ali ( Toronto)

Ian MacDonald

March 23, 2020

Dear Peggy and family.

We offer our sympathy to you, and your family, given the recent passing of your mother. We are sure you are left with many wonderful memories to sustain you during this time of loss. May your mother rest in peace.

Peace to you all.

Heather and Ian MacDonald and family

Richard Fortin

March 22, 2020

Hi, Pegs:

Sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I understand she was very coherent until the last days. I always thought it was great that she and your father could be with you on the east coast.

How did they ever adjust to the weather?

All the best,


Janet Stephens

March 22, 2020

Peggy, Brian, Ron and Christine
So very sorry to hear of your mum's passing. I worked with her in the office at Crossley Karastan for many years. She was a wonderful lady and a very good friend . May your cherished memories provide comfort at this difficult time.

Donald Dawe

March 20, 2020

My sincere condolences to Peggy and the Yhap family on the passing of your beloved mother.
Peace be with you.
RIP Mrs Yhap

Susan Smith Doucet

March 20, 2020

Thinking of you at this sad time.
Our sincere condolences,
Chris & Susan Doucet

Judy Beaver

March 19, 2020

Peggy - We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With much love from Judy and Martin Beaver


March 19, 2020

Sincere condolences to Peggy, Brian, Chris and Ron on the loss of their beloved Mother, my gracious, caring, Aunt Enid.
I am, and will always be, grateful to her for the part she played in securing a place for me in the Common Entrance class at Sacred Heart Primary School, Georgetown. This action not only opened the door to top quality secondary education at Bishops' High School but marked the start of my treasured friendship (62 years) with the immediate and extended Yhap family. I am proud that I was considered an "adopted niece" by Aunt Enid and her sisters. Perhaps my most evocative memory is eating Aunt Enid's shortbread "cookies" every time I visited their home in the grounds of Queen's College. Aunt Enid continued to bake these for me until 2010; Peggy continues this tradition. Aunt Enid was a gifted embroiderer and it was a privilege, and pleasure, to be entrusted for many years with the job of transforming her beautiful work into cushion covers for family and friends.
Recent memories are, however, the most poignant. In October 2017, I volunteered to share Aunt Enid's care with Peggy while Brian was in the U.K. On the first, or second, day of this arrangement, as she settled into bed for an afternoon nap, she asked me if I had solved “the Target” in the day's newspaper. I said that I had. About an hour later, in my role as novice carer, I quietly went to check on her, only to find her sitting up in bed. When I asked what was wrong, she replied “I’m trying to solve “the Target”. From then on, I did “the Target” before supper. We had fun in the evenings watching quiz shows and Aunt Enid often solved the puzzles long before either the contestants or Peggy and I did so. I was left speechless, unbelievable but true, when I opened the present she handed me as I said goodbye on the last day of this visit. It is highly treasured. Perhaps Peggy may be persuaded to disclose what it is?
Enid Clair Yhap was a truly Special lady.
May her Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.